The Denver Broncos (13-3) enter this year's postseason as the AFC's No. 1 seed.
In more ways than one, this is a similar situation to last season—the Broncos entered last year's postseason 13-3 with the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
But that season ended much earlier than expected—the Broncos lost in the divisional round to the eventual Super Bowl-champion Baltimore Ravens.
The Broncos hope when they begin their postseason run next weekend that 2014 won't be a repeat of 2013.
This season saw an even more prolific Bronco offense than last year, as the 2013 team fielded the most dominant scoring unit in NFL history, rewriting the single-season record books for points scored, first downs and touchdowns.
However, though the Broncos took a step forward on one unit of their squad, they took a significant step backwards on defense.
The 2012 defense ended the season ranked fourth in the NFL in points allowed per game—the 2013 Broncos ended the season ranked 22nd in that category.
This is one of the question marks the Broncos have entering the postseason. Let's take a look at that and some others.